Top 50-Most influential women to hold first meeting on March 28

Egypt’s newly founded Top50-most Influential Women Forum will hold its first meeting on March 28, 2016.

Members of the forum includes high-profile executives that had been awarded and recognized  as the top50 most influential women in 2015, by Amwal Al Ghad Magazine, in an event under the auspices of Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail.

The Forum is a non-governmental organization that enjoys financial and administrative independence seeking to outline a comprehensive reform platform for the Egyptian economy for the upcoming phase.

The top50-women members,  is set to work on devising new mechanisms to encourage various business sectors engaging in a successful partnership with the government in order to implement necessary reforms and to eventually achieve the government sustainable development programme by 2030.

The forum intends to enhance and support the Egyptian economy and create opportunities to speak about the current economic challenges and opportunities.  It also aims to strengthen and recognize the role played by the Egyptian women in all sectors.

Additionally, the executive committee is set to elect an administrative board for the forum, including the chairperson, general-secretary, treasurer, and media consultant.

Moreover, the forum is set to draft its general regulations and the methodology for holding meetings and endorsing a framework agenda for 2016. It will also aim to empower women through providing the necessary tools and communication channels to help enhance their role in the Egyptian society.

Dina Abdel Fattah – a media figure and founder of the Top50 Women Forum – said the forum shall focus on three key pillars to support the national economy:

Those pillars are: strengthening competitiveness, presenting more effective methods to develop human resources, and finally encouraging private-sector leaders to partnership with the government to implement the targeted development plan.

Additionally the forum will organize yearly four periodical meetings, aimed to outline its agenda of activities and suggest some solutions to urging economic challenges to the Egyptian market in cooperation with top government officials, Abdel Fattah concluded.  Under its umbrella, the forum will hold a number of various activities including conferences, workshops, roundtable discussions with key government and institutional figures.

The forum will be a key channel to discover successful female calibers in all business sectors. This will be done through an annual vote to select the top50 most influential women based on their distinctive societal role and their influence to the society at large. Membership is available to all female leaders who believe in the presence of the Egyptian woman in the business community.

List of participants in the constituent meeting of the Top50-most Influential Women Forum till date:



Nevine Loutfy

Managing Director and CEO, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) – Egypt

Lobna Helal

Deputy Governor, The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)

Loula Zaklama

President and Managing Director, Rada Research & Public Relations Co.

Hala Bassiouni

Treasury Director, Ezz Steel

Mervat Hataba

Chairperson, The Holding Company for Tourism, Hotels & Cinema (HOTAC)

Nadia Lamloum

Executive Director, The British Egyptian Business Association (BEBA)

Lamis Negm

Vice President, Citibank Egypt

Amani Hamed

Chairperson, OKAZ Stockbrokers and Investment Consultants

Heba Thabet

Associate Director of Marketing for the Juice Division, Juhayna

Sahar El Sallab

Chairperson, HitekNOFAL (High Technology Systems, Ltd.)

Ghada Darwish

Vice Chairperson, the Egyptian Junior Business Association (EJB)

Nayera Amin

Executive Vice Chairperson, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait – Egypt

Rana Abbadi

Vice President-Regulatory and Wholesale

Suzan Hamdy

General Manager and Head of Capital Markets Group, Banque Misr

May Abdel Hamid

Chairperson, Mortgage Finance Fund

Rana Adawi

Chairperson and Managing Director, Acumen Asset Management

Rasha El-Husseiny

Executive Director of Investment Banking, Cairo Financial Holding (CF Holding, CFH)

Maha Baligh

CEO Sigma Capital

Alyaa Gomaa

Egypt asset manager at Beltone Financial

Hanan Abdel Meguid

‎CEO at Kamelizer – ‎Kamelizer